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"Full Dress for April 1799"

1799

The Valentine

The Valentine

In the 1790s, the proportions of women’s fashion changed dramatically as the waist-cinching, hip-enhancing understructure and crisp silks of the 18th century gave way to a columnar silhouette of gossamer white cotton. This fashion was often described in contemporary correspondence as the antique style or à l’antique.

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  • Title: "Full Dress for April 1799"
  • Date: 1799
  • Type: Graphic Reproduction
  • Contributor: Mrs. Margaret May Dashiell

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